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Brad Bell

Brad Bell

Assistant Professor, Architecture

Group: Affiliated Faculty / Architecture Department


Brad Bell is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Arlington and the Director of the Digital Fabrication Consortium at UTA. He researches and teaches on the integration of advanced computing technologies into the architectural design process. He has lectured, taught, and written on the uses of such technologies for the past ten years and has been an invited critic at schools of architecture throughout the United States. In addition to his research and teaching responsibilities at UTA, he helped found and is now co-Director of TEX-FAB (, a non-profit organization providing a platform for education on digital fabrication and parametric modeling to the professional, academic, and manufacturing communities in Texas. Brad is also the Director of TOPOCAST Lab ( – an experimental design and consulting practice focused on the application of digital fabrication technologies into casting methodologies. TOPOCAST Lab operates in coordination with the UTA School of Architecture and serves as a design and research initiative as well as a vehicle for creative dissemination.